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The XIV Gyalwa Karmapa -- His Divine Personality

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By B. Ghosh



The sad demise of XVI Gyalwa Karmapa has created considerable vacuum in the Buddhist world. H. H. created great impact in the minds of his world wide followers of the order.
H. H. late lamented Gyalwa Karmapa emanated in the world of Tibet at a turbulent period of Tibetan history when the whole humanity first witnessed the total fearful destruction of first World War, 1914-1918, owing mostly for scientific and technological advancement and  resultant discovery of vast destructive weapons. The world in the wilderness had some solace due to existence of oasis of spiritual giant all over the world. H.H. was born in the world, which was just arising out of the vast ruins of psychological disbalance, facing ideological conflict-this was the year 1924.
The supreme head of Siddha of Kargyu school was born at Denkhok in Dergye [Kham—Easten Tibet] on the full moon day of the sixth month of the Male-wood mouse year corresponding to 1924.
It may be noted here that the Gyalwa Karmapa'…

Life Story of His Holiness the XVI Gyalwa Karmapa by Venerable Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche

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The embodiment of all the enlightened activity of the Buddhas of the three times, who, though having attained supreme enlightenment, out of his limitless compassion; chooses to take rebirth in this dark age in order to subdue the suffering of sentient beings--the supreme lineage of Tulkus, self-recognizing, who continually takes rebirth for the benefit of all beings--whose name, Karmapa, is as renowned as the sun and moon.

Dharma Activities of His Holiness Karmapa

From the First Karmapa, Dusum Khyenpa to the Fifteenth Karmapa Khakhyab Dorje, they have performed their Dharma activities principally in Tibet, China, Mongolia, Sikkim and Bhutan. His Holiness the Sixteenth Gyalwa Karmapa Rangjung Rigpe Dorje, branched out His Buddha activity to encompass the entire world.

Early Life and Recognition of His Holiness the Karmapa

His Holiness was born at Denkhok in the Dege region of Kham, near the river Yangtse, on the full moon day of the sixth month of the year of the Wood Mouse (1923 A.D.). He…